Dark Rider

Lyrics by Scott Schafer

Copyright 2010

 

Your eyes look hazel in the moonlight, my girl tonight

I can’t help but staring at you, from across the bed that we both share

The view from here, you’re looking at a guy who had it all

Still by the end of the week come midnight, I can’t help but hear it call

 

It’s that dark rider, inside of me

That dark rider, it’s got a plan you see

Its always got the whiskey, its always got the weed

It knows all the bars where, the fast women be

 

When you’re prone to the party, it’s hard to fight the beast

That dark rider, sure makes the fast living look easy

It’ll have another double, make it a Jimmy Beam

That dark rider, it always drinks on me

 

But I didn’t draw myself up this way

I guess my mind created, some escape

Somewhere life’s troubles and past mistakes

Became an old friend that always shows up on time

Sometimes it’s ever early

Problem is, it likes to stay out late

 

It’s that dark rider, from inside of me

That dark rider, its got a plan you see

It’s always got the cocaine, it knows just my speed

It knows all the bars where, the fast women be

 

When you’re prone to the party, it’s hard to fight the beast

That dark rider, sure makes the fast living look easy

It’ll have another double, Mr. Daniels please

That dark rider, it always drinks on me

 

Don’t know why I try so hard to hide it

I think that I’ll just let it show

When it’s hanging 'round there ain’t no sadness ain’t no sorrow

You can turn off your brain and just let that bullshit go

If it stays around, I know you’re probably gonna leave

You say it ain’t the same old steady guy you know

But when year after year running down the same routine, before you know

You’ve lost desire to control

 

That dark rider, inside of me 

That dark rider, its got a plan you see

Its always got the whiskey; it knows just my speed

Hey dark rider, why must you burden me?